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My Life as a Makeup Artist ~ Being calm under pressure February 11 2019, 0 Comments

I've been a New York City Makeup Artist based in New York City for nearly nineteen years now. Prior to that I was an International Pageant Director and immersed in the world of producing modeling competitions in Las Vegas, Hollywood, Atlantic City, The Bahamas, Dallas, another glamourous cities.  I've worked with beautiful women for most of my life now and have been with them on some of the most special days of their lives.  The occasions are happy ones and that's why I love what I do. I was backstage and in and out of the dressing rooms for hundreds of pageants, fashion shows and photoshoots for models. Everyone has the same issues getting ready.  Helping excited and slightly stressed women of all ages getting ready has become second nature to me.

 One of the services I often do  for my client after I finish perfecting the makeup is to help her get dressed.  Sometimes she's alone and as any woman knows, zippering yourself up in an elaborate gown or skintight outfit is next to impossible.  Especially if you are wearing Spanx or some equally tight, uncomfortable undies.  When you are rushing around to get to your event on time many things can pop up that could really throw off your timing.  The last thing you want is to be frazzled. So here's few tips to keep in mind when you have a special event coming up.

 

!) Always, always, always allow more time than you think you'll need to get dressed.  Time flies when you are getting ready.  What starts out easy and relaxed can quickly change into a nerve-wracking experience.   Allow at least an hour more than you think you'll need, just in case.  I see it all too often. Everything starts out on track and then You Are Late.  Things happen: nails chip, hosiery can rip, heels pop off, straps break or you misplace your jewelry.  Extra time will keep you on track if trouble arises. 

2) Try on your dress with all the appropriate undergarments and accessories to make sure everything fits properly, clasps properly and looks good.  If you purchase a dress wearing no bra the dress will fit differently if you wear a bra on the day of.  Tricky clasps can really slow everything down. Do as much pre-event preparation to make sure that you don't run into any snafus when you're supposed to be leaving for your party. 

3) Allow time for "getting ready" photos.  Half the fun is getting ready for an event, It's supposed to be anyway.  If you can have someone (or hire me!) who's patient, positive and supportive around who can help you commemorate the special happy times in your life. Make sure you stay hydrated and eat a little something as you get ready.  

 4) Wear your shoes around your home or on the sidewalk to scuff the bottoms up a bit and down the soles.  New shoes can be slippery and dangerous.  Practice walking in them in the outfit you're wearing.  It really makes a difference in your confidence.  Practice posing and standing in them, too.  

After you are dressed and out the door, don't fuss anymore.  The best accessory you can wear is a big smile and a few spritz's of your favorite perfume.  

Wishing you beauty, wishing you love!  

xo Jill 

 

 


Public Service Announcement February 06 2019, 0 Comments

Everybody needs a professional headshot. In today's world of social media and the competitive nature of business and life in general, image is everything.Whether we like it or not, it's the way it is. I cannot fathom why people would post such God awful shots of themselves on LinkedIn, or other professional items and websites and even for Match.com and other dating sites. I took a good look at some of the dating profile websites and have been on LinkedIn. Even Facebook photos out there and many of the people I saw on there (Men and Women, but mostly the men) looked like this:

~ Nut Jobs ~ Why would they have a woman in the photo with them? Why would they ever post that embarrassing picture?

~ Serial Killers ~ downright creepy and scary looking ~ photo good for America's Most Wanted.

~ Hot Messes ~ Why oh why would they wear that horrible
outfit? Or wear that hairstyle? Or lipstick color?

~ Filtered to Death ~ Are they human or an Alien?

~ YGADS!!!

Take a good, hard and honest look at the photos you presenting to the world. If you think your photo could possibly form any of these impressions to anyone, then PLEASE call me. I believe all people are good looking and I play up their best features and present that. I know the tricks on what to wear and ways to loosen you up so you don't freeze up in front of the camera. Whether it's for social media or for more professional or glamour photos, you need to look your best. Plus, I know the best photographers to do the job. It can change your life.

Your image is too valuable not to invest in professional photos.


Have you ever wanted to be a muse? I'm looking! Read on... January 05 2019, 0 Comments

I'm searching for new Muses.

Here's the story on why you should trust choosing me for your skincare & cosmetics needs. January 05 2019, 0 Comments

The business of creating beauty has been my passion from a very young age.  I am grateful to get to do what I love in life and do well. The testimonials from my clients and customers who rely on me to keep them up-to-date in skincare and makeup mean so much to me.


Here's my story: My love of makeup came early in life. My mother tells me that she used to wheel me around in the supermarket cart when I was 3 years old and be embarrassed when I'd point at the ladies on the checkout line and tell them they need “yipstick.  I guess I had the eye for beauty and makeup even then.  


But first I had to hone my skills on myself. I grew up on Long Island, New York.  At eleven years old, I developed a terrible case of acne. It made me horribly self conscious and introverted. Luckily my parents were sensitive to my problem and took me to the best doctors they could afford to try the latest treatments for acne but nothing seemed to work. I was a very sensitive young soul, and I was devastated that I was seemingly the only kid in school that suffered severe breakouts.  Some days I was so withdrawn and embarrassed that I refused to go to school to face the inevitable teasing from the boys and being shunned by the popular girls. During that time I started to research on my own and find out why my skin was breaking out. I read every book and magazine I could find. I wanted to find out was causing my problem. I also started to experiment to try to hide the breakouts enough to go to school. In the 1970’s, the makeup wasn’t as sophisticated as now and I was stuck with what little offerings I could find at the local drugstore or if someone gave me something that didn't work for them.   I poured over the ingredients list to find a cure or magic ingredient to no avail.  So I started  making my own home remedies and concoctions to beautify my skin. My interest was so keen on getting beautiful skin that I became quite an expert in making my face look clear.  I studied and duplicated the looks I saw in the glamourous movie magazines and on television on myself.  I started to really observe what made people look good and saw that EVERYONE had good features that can be played up.  I started to see that makeup could transform me from looking in my mind then, hideous, to rather attractive. On some days, I actually looked and felt pretty. What a change it was for me.  It changed me more in the inside than it did on the outside. It gave me empathy for people who are self conscious about themselves. 


Then I started practicing my technique. Later on in junior high, I volunteered to do makeup for the school plays. Pretty soon I had everyone lining up to get their makeup done with the little fishing tackle box I had assembled with the few spare cosmetics and powder puffs I had.  I knew then that I didn’t want to do the whole cast in a hurry, I only wanted to do the main stars of the show and do their makeup to elaborate perfection.  The teacher always scolded me for taking so long on each person, so I quit.

At 13, I went to Barbizon Modeling school that further developed my self confidence and taught me a real technique in how to do make up for the camera.  I modeled and learned more about how lighting, and great photography combined with great makeup can hide the features I hated (my blemished skin) and play up my good features, my cheekbones and eyes and lips. 

Right after high school I went on an unbelievable life journey that led me to become an International Pageant Director of the American Dream Calendar Girl Pageant. For over eighteen years,  I was an important part of changing thousands of young women's lives through modeling competitions throughout the United States and Internationally.  I produced shows that were televised and were full blown productions with lavish stage numbers.  Besides coordinating the events and directing and working with the contestants, I also co-hosted many of the shows. I worked at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angels, The Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas, the Bahamas, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Turks & Caicos, and Atlantic City working with Donald Trump at the Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Castle resort casinos. . Working with gorgeous young women and pageant producers from around the globe, its given me a very unique perspective and ease thats transferred beautifully into owning my beauty & events company, Beauty & Grace, Inc. I have been a judge and model scout for the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Georgia USA, the HawaiianTropic Pageant, and countless model searches. I've apprenticed as a Makeup Artist and worked with famed photographers Dick Zimmerman and Pompeo Posar.  So you see, I have quite a history in many sides of the "Beauty Business."  I enjoy sharing my artistry, my experience and expertise with others. 

In retrospect, those years were crucial in developing my eye as a makeup artist.  I still remember how it felt to feel unattractive and invisible.

I've developed and fine tuned the makeup skills I have now through experience, other makeup artists and photographers and keeping up with all the latest advancements in the makeup and skincare.  It's exciting for me to create and transform someone's new look or introduce them to the power of great makeup.  My life is devoted to share my knowledge, my talent and vision to others who seek to change their look or simply look like their most attractive self. I still want each and everyone who sits in my makeup chair for an application or a lesson to look and feel beautiful, not just the one time but all the time.   I assembled a line of skincare of cosmetics that I am proud to use and sell that are effective, affordable and a pleasure to use. Using any one of the products will make a positive change in your life.  I'll show you how. Trust me ~ Jill Harth 

 


Need a professional headshot? Please read on... May 26 2018, 0 Comments

21 hours ago
I recently needed a professional head shot for my website. Like many people, I do not like having my picture taken! Bill made the experience not only productive - my photographs are beautiful - but fun! Yes, I said "fun". I took Bill's advice and had my makeup done by his in-house makeup artist Jill Harth, and the results were magnificent. I was so comfortable with Bill and Jill by the time we began to shoot, I felt more like we were three friends enjoying an afternoon together. Really wonderful in every way and I would recommend Bill (and Jill (!) highly to anyone in need of an excellent photo of herself.

Sent from my iPhone
William Lulow
William Lulow Photography
10 Valley View Road
Chappaqua,NY10514
914-263-6213

Why Wearing Makeup is Important for Self Care March 29 2018, 0 Comments

I've met a lot of women in my life. When you go through the usual oh what do you do for a living and I tell them I am a professional makeup artist and that I have a line of cosmetics and skincare, a familiar line I hear is:  "Oh, I NEVER wear makeup."  Like somehow NOT wearing makeup has become a badge of honor for them or that they are too busy, stoic and selfless to bother with something so self absorbed and frivolous.  I say, don't knock it till you try it. Wearing or not wearing makeup is a personal choice and an interest, of course, and I never force anyone into it.  Many salespeople sell by pointing out flaws on a person's face.  That's not my style. But if you are one of those women who think there is something wrong with wearing makeup, you're missing out on an affordable luxury that can really make you and your life more joyful.  You'll never know how good or much better you can feel with wearing something on your face. There is a product for everyone that can enhance their life if they are open to trying. It is worth finding the right product that can do it for you.  It's really ok...it's not a weakness... it's a little luxury in your day that in the grand scheme of things is very inexpensive and enhances your day to day life.  

Here are my thoughts about what makeup does for a person, whether it's a young girl, an older woman or even a man.  The right makeup product can make you FEEL BETTER about yourself.    It just does.  For me personally, the ten or fifteen minutes a day I spend putting on my makeup is the only time in the day where I feel like I am doing something for myself. It makes me feel comforted and pampered. It's a ritual that's taken place by women (and some men) for centuries after all. All it takes is one product to give you that little boost to make you feel good about yourself.  It could be a boost of darkening and lengthening your lashes with the right mascara to enhance your eyes. It could be a swipe of lipstick or gloss to enhance your mouth that'll whiten your teeth and make you want to smile more.    It could be a dab of blush, or bronzer to brighten you up and light up your eyes.  I've seen people come to life and light up the room when they use a few of their favorite products.  I've seen the transformation for myself when I do makeup on people and when I teach them how to use the right product I give them from my line.  The mood lift is sometimes as instantaneous as that morning cup of coffee without the caffeine.  It's why I keep doing what I do.   I like making people feel good.  It gives them joy and it makes me happy to to see it. If you think it's too frivolous, well, that's fine with me.  

Wishing you many days filled with joy,

JIll Harth


Here's What I Learned after doing Makeup on a Thousand Brides March 10 2018, 0 Comments

Brides have always had a special place in my heart and they always will. Being a professional makeup artist has been my second career but even as an amateur with a special interest in makeup I dabbled in doing wedding makeup for friends and family before it was common to have a beauty glam squad come to do your makeup and hair for your wedding day.  While it's true that every bride is unique in her tastes, after doing a thousand brides and bridesmaids in my 17 year plus career in makeup, I've seen a lot of what goes on behind the scenes.  Wedding days are more alike than they are different and I've been a part of great days, and some pretty awful stressful out ones where I went straight to a bar to have a drink to calm down. A wedding is a huge life changing event.  Even if you think you are going to be a cool, calm and collected bride, come the wedding day morning you may feel emotions that you never knew you had.  Here's what I learned and some of my "do"s and don'ts for a happy wedding day start. My wish for every bride on her big day is to have a wonderful happy day from the minute you get up all through the last dance of the evening. These are my suggestions to Make it Go Right!

DO Eat a healthy breakfast ~ even if you don't normally eat breakfast, EAT something with protein in it.  It's not the time to diet.  What you eat on your wedding day is not going to effect how you look in your dress.  You need that fuel to get through the whole day and night.  I've seen too many brides faint right before walking down the aisle.  They were too nervous to eat or didn't drink enough water and were dehydrated. 

If you are getting ready in a hotel or a venue and not in your home, pack a week before and write out and use a checklist.  Forgetting something at home that is important to the wedding day such as the license, a bra, shoes, the veil is very common.  I've seen too many brides cry and get very upset and then want to run home to get the item.   As a makeup artist, having a bride cry unhappy tears while in my makeup chair is also upsetting. If you aren't good at packing or organizing or too time stressed to pack, have a member of your bridal party, your mother, your sister or anyone close to you who is good at  to make sure you have what you need.  It'll make you calmer and the day will go smoothly. 

DO Start two hours earlier than you think you should ~  You won't believe how many disruptions you'll have that day.  You'll get calls from people you haven't heard from in years, people will be late and there will unexpected delays and snafus. The time will truly fly that day and you will run out of time and feel stressed and be late if you don't start extra early. You want to avoid this from happening and it happens way too much.  It's also a good idea to tell your wedding party to get there earlier to help things stay on schedule. 

DO Have lots of food around.  People get cranky and anxious when they are hungry or nervous..  Food makes people happier and calmer. Have a variety of foods: fruit, veggies, sandwiches, snack foods, coffee and lots of water ( I need gluten free for me)  Happy people means you'll have a smoother start to your wedding day.

DON'T drink too much or stay up too late the night before ~ I can't remember how many times I've had to wake up brides at their hotel room which made the whole wedding day be late because they were hungover or just dragging and tired.  It's harder to make someone look fresh and young and pretty when you're dealing with dehydrated skin, red eyes, and a queasy, cranky, tired bride.

DO Keep your favorite people in the world close to you that morning ~  I'd say this is KEY.  Anybody who makes you feel supported, loved, protected and wants YOU to be truly happy is who should be with you that day.  DON'T invite anyone who who have any angst with as any issues you have with them may get amped up. I've seen too many family fights break out on the wedding day or an underlying tension.  Weddings are stressful enough for a bride and the last thing you need to add to the mix is having people's issues of jealousy, divorced parents who don't get along, or sibling rivalry rear it's ugly head.  The less people around the better; keep it to 3 or 4 good friends or favorite family at most.  The more people around the more personalities and opinions will abound.  It's your special day - take control of your getting ready time and keep your circle small and tight. 

DO Have extra cash on hand ~ Just a good idea.  I've seen too many brides have to stop everything and go to the ATM on the wedding day.   Not all vendors want to take checks or credit cards, plus gratuities for exceptional service are always appreciated in cash.

DO Trust your vendors to do the job you hired them to do.  If you trusted them to hire them and you confirmed all details and handled the pre-payments, try not to worry and lose sleep about them showing up.  They are professionals and they will be there!  Offer them food or a drink once they get there. Showing them respect and a little gesture of kindness will go a long way in the extra service and perks you may get.  

DO Plan on having the photographer come earlier than they say they will.  More times than not, the photographer comes at least a half hour to an hour earlier than they tell.  As soon as the photographer comes, the mood will change drastically, believe me.  It becomes REAL!  The party atmosphere will start to change to OMG! It's crunch time. Instant nerves will appear.   So know that going into it.  Don't forget to bring your wedding invitation with you.  The photographer always wants to shoot that along with your shoes, dress and rings and it's often forgotten and throws a wrench into your plans.

I hope these tips and the wealth of my experience help make your wedding day "behind the scenes" go smoother. 

Wishing you love, wishing you a beautiful life!

Jill Harth

 

 

 

 


How To Find Your Beauty Dream Team for Your Wedding April 21 2017, 0 Comments

 

 Blog by Jill Harth

 

Your wedding day is the one day above any other that your hair and makeup has to be perfect! No other day in your life really has all the attention on YOU. Photographers, attendants and guests will be focused on you, the bride and you will be gazed upon by friends, family and strangers alike. Are you nervous yet? Don’t worry…it’s time to assemble your Beauty Dream Team. I’m going to tell you how and what to look for and watch out for so you can find the best there is.

 

1) When hiring a hair stylist and make up artist you have to follow your natural instincts.

The hair or make-up trial is where the first impression is made. On first meeting, ask yourself how you feel about this person. Are you comfortable enough with their demeanor to have them spend part of your wedding day with you? Many times, you feel it in the first five minutes. You have to click. Even if they do great hair or makeup, if you are not comfortable in their presence or if you don’t feel you can trust them…don’t use them.

 

2) Check out his or her style- Is he or she dressed nicely; clean clothes and in good repair, nails and hair clean and manicured. If they’re women, do you like their makeup? Is it nicely applied even if it’s very light or is it vastly overdone at inappropriate times? Does she smell like last night’s party wreaking of smoke and liquor? For example, when I’m doing an early morning wedding at a start time of 5AM, the last thing I want to do is apply a full face of makeup on myself.   I do very little, usually in the car right before I start. I want to look nice and kept up, but it’s not about me! It’s about what I can do for you, my bride. That’s what I want you to find for your wedding day…someone with a high degree of caring for what’s right for you.

 

  • During the initial trial, is the conversation centered around you; what you want and don’t want for your wedding look, your wedding plans, your life, YOU! Or are they entertaining you with every detail about their life? It’s different if YOU ask THEM specific questions. But if they are giving you their latest exploits about their date last night, their sex life, their divorce in the works, the fight they had with this or that one, even if you LOVE the work they do on you…think twice about hiring them. Their life may be filled with high drama that may bring you to the big problem I want you to avoid.

 

4) If you really like the artist’s work and you want to hire them, be sure they write down the exact time, location, your phone numbers and how many people they will need to do. I say write down because I’ve heard too many stories of that information being deleted in computers. Better yet, have them send you an agreement and give them a deposit. By doing so, it shows they take you seriously and WILL ACTUALLY SHOW UP TO DO YOUR WEDDING. Yes, it happens more frequently than you can imagine. Unfortunately those urban legends are true. I can’t tell you how many calls I’ve received from panic stricken brides where their hair or makeup artist has either not shown up or canceled a few days before with incredible excuses. Call them and speak to them a few days before your wedding to go over any last minute details and instructions.

 

What I want the most for you to look for when getting you’re beauty team together, besides doing hair and makeup that you love and is perfect, be aware of the personality.

Find someone:

A)You like at first impression.

B)Has a style you admire.

C)Is clean about themselves and their beauty tools.

  1. D) Is prepared with everything they need for the trial.
  2. E) Is forthcoming about showing photos of their work.
  3. F) Gives you pricing in writing and if extra charges may apply it is noted.
  4. G) Has a reputation of reliability.
H) Who is NOT a DIVA that’s it’s their way or no way

Why are More Expensive Cosmetics better? April 13 2017, 0 Comments

A very common question I’m sure every beauty consumer has is:  Are more expensive, specialty brand makeup really better than makeup you can buy in drug stores? Why are the costlier products better? Definitely I say, yes!  Here’s why:  better formulas and higher quality ingredients make for longer lasting wear time. Higher Quality and costlier ingredients are used in better cosmetic lab ingredients that are often better for the skin and makes the makeup apply easier and it'll achieve professional results.  Also, the packaging plays an important part.  More expensive makeup comes in better packaging that holds the products better to protect from breakage and keeps the products fresher.  Ito me, it’s got to look good and feel good in my hand and be easy to open.  I love the feel of sleek packaging in my hands. It’s my self care time and I also feel so glamourous and luxurious applying great makeup. It makes spending the time doing your makeup a very luxurious and pleasant part of your day. Makeup lasts a long time and it is something you should be good to yourself with.  
Definitely splurge on the higher priced eyeshadows, eyeliners, concealers, foundations and powders.  The colors will have more pigment, better staying power and will be easier to blend and feel so smooth going on. If you go through the time to put your makeup on, you want it to stay on, right?  I know I do.  My products meet all the criteria at a very affordable price.  I call it affordable luxury. 

Getting a Headshot soon? Read on for my advice January 30 2017, 0 Comments

15 Makeup Tips for the Working Actor 

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Jill Harth Beauty to give 7% of all profits from product sales to Fight for Women's Civil Rights January 27 2017, 0 Comments

Some of you may have come to website to support me from my plight with the new President, Donald Trump. TO those who have posted comments and support to me, I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.  It has fuelled my ability to continue to move on from the ordeal.

To those who aren't aware: Briefly put, I filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump or sexual assault and sexual harassment  in 1997. It was filed in New York. Ultimately, I pulled the complaint as a condition to settle a breach of contract lawsuit that my employer had against Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. I didn't want to back then but I had to.  I was worn down emotionally from the stress of all the damage created from knowing and working with man.I wasn't in good financial shape or independent, either.

But last February, 2016   it was uncovered and posted online by Lawnewz.com. It was a nightmare for me.  I felt violated and a painful thing for me personally because I had never told most people about it.  I had to keep moving forward with my life post divorce in 1998. To a large extent, I buried deep in my psyche what had happened to me with Trump when I worked with him as an event producer for a company called American Dream Enterprises based in Boca Raton, Florida  in 1992.  My personality type is that I strive to look at the good in every situation, it not at first or during the event that's happening but definitely afterwards. I'm also a forgiving person and I thought people had the ability to change.  In a nutshell, I forgave him and decided to move on.  Naively, I thought Trump was that type of person too.  After all, I thought we had both moved on and considered him to be on friendly terms with me as he had settled the breach of contract suit.  He repeatedly extended the olive branch afterwards.  Then comes March, 2016.  He speaks to the papers and press and immediately accuses me of lying about all my claims.  I did not.  He just said what he did to protect his own hide and campaign.  Trump or his minions never for one minute thought what the impact his falsehoods would affect me, nor did he care. So, I did various interviews to defend myself.  I received some great love and support through emails, comments, social media and other outlets for doing it, but also an intense amount of hate filled diatribes. Damage has occurred to me in many ways. 

So, why I am telling you this?  After all this and what I've gone through I am forever changed.  So here's what I want to do to help others who want to fight back and stick up for themselves who don't have the funds or support to do it.  I am going to donate 7% of the profits off all my product sales to various Go Fund Me sites to defend the rights of women in situations as I've face. Right now it's not a lot, but every little bit helps. The more products I sell, the more I can give back.  

If you read this all to the end, THANK YOU.  

Please feel free to contact me directly to share your story or any questions about products, too.  

Wishing you all love, light, and strength. 

JIll Harth

 

 


Here's What Should Be in your Makeup Kit December 14 2016, 0 Comments

No matter your age, there are basic essential cosmetic products every woman should have in her makeup kit.  It's important to know how to put your look together and having the right tools and products in it will make it easy and quick to make up your face.  I suggest starting a kit with classics that suit and flatter you. 

Must haves:

* Moisturizer with SPF:  It protects your skin and also forms a soft supple skin. Apply a layer of moisturizer and let it sink in a little.  

* Concealer: Select one that matches your skin tone as closely as possible.  If it's too light it will bring puffiness. Concealers come in all kinds of formulas. Pick the type with packaging you like.  I like the ones with built in brighteners to minimize darkness and puffiness.

* Tinted Moisturizer or foundation:  An even complexion makes you look flawless and younger.  Pick one that matches your coloring.  I suggest a foundation brush for the quickest and best way to apply the foundation. Blend well and go easy on the amount.  

*Eyelid Primer:  Evens out the eyelids by reducing redness and holds your eyeshadow for all day wear.

*Eyeliner: Defines the eye:  A creme gel liner with a brush is the longest lasting and holds in place longest.  It takes a little practice but it's worth it. Pencils are very easy to use and you can't go wrong with a black, navy, or dark brown eyeliner. 

*Eyebrow Color: Filling in your brows will give you a more youthful look.  You can use an eyebrow pencil, or an eyebrow powder.  Use one in the color closest to your your natural color or slightly darker.

* Mascara: So important as it makes your eyes look more open and defined. Apply right at the base of the lashes and and wiggle the brush to get very close to the the base of the lashes.  Black, Black/Brown or Navy mascara are all perfect.

*Powder: I like a powder compact to keep in your bag to powder your nose throughout the day and to a quick refresh if necessary. 

*Blush: Gives a healthy glow to the face and totally lights up your eyes. I suggest a pink or a peachy/pink.  They brighten you up and will make you look fresher and prettier instantly.

*Lip Pencil: Outlining your lip will make your lips more fuller and defined . It also keeps the lipstick from feathering.  Get one that blends with your preferred lipstick.

*Lipstick or Lipgloss: It balances your face and keeps your lips feeling moisturized and looking fuller.

Next Lesson we'll discuss your brush basics. 


Celebrate Mother's Day with a Kiss April 14 2016, 0 Comments

Here's my gift to all the mom's out there.  Give your mom or treat yourself to a gorgeous, new lipstick this Mother's Day. 

Shop online anytime between now through May 8th and you will enjoy 25% off all lip products. Just type in code MOM at checkout. Now's a great time to stock up on your favorites or try something new.  

Big kiss to you and mom,
Jill
xoxo

Get Ready for the Change of Seasons October 29 2015, 0 Comments

 

If you're like me, you LOVE to try new products and colors on your face to enhance your look. There's no reason to become bored with makeup anymore now that you found my website.  NOW is the PERFECT time to shop my site.   I've expanded my line to include a wider range of colors and formulas  for ANYONE. All the products are of the finest quality ingredients and formulas. They are packaged simply to keep prices very affordable. Please tell your friends. ~  Jill  xoxo


Extra! Extra! Read all about Jill Harth or write something new. May 26 2015, 0 Comments

Here's what my clients have said about me.  I appreciate any and all feedback.  Of course, I love hearing all the POSITIVE reviews about my services as I try to do my best for each and every client, bride and customers every time.  But sometimes, as in life, things don't go perfectly.  I am willing to read anything you have to say about my services or products.  I will read it and consider it. 

Thank you all for your interest in my services and products.

Jill  

xoxo


Here's my recent appearance on the television show on CBS called Live it Up! with Donna Drake February 18 2015, 0 Comments

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It's back… FREE SHIPPING AT CHECKOUT. January 27 2015, 0 Comments

I love to shop online but hate paying shipping.  It irks me.   Postage and mailing products  out turns into a major expense but I am willing to absorb the cost to make it more attractive to place the order on JillHarth.com

So c'mon and get shopping.  No holdbacks…FREE SHIPPING!

~ Jill


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! December 23 2014, 0 Comments

I wish you a big, warm hug and a sincere wish for peace, health and prosperity in the coming new year.

It has been a pleasure to share my life and products with new clients and old friends around world. 

Lets look forward to another wonderful year together. 

Take 20% off all products using code VIP at checkout and FREE SHIPPING. It's my gift to you. Can't decide? I'll help create a look for you and advise the right products for your desired look. I can do it using Facetime or by Text and Email.  Easy, quick and I'll give you a put together look that's right for you. 

All you have to do is reach out to me. 

Cheers for more love and laughter,

Jill H ~


NOW FREE SHIPPING TILL THE END OF THE YEAR! November 25 2014, 0 Comments

Just in time for your holiday parties and shopping, now there is NO REASON to hesitate purchasing from Jill Harth Beauty.  

Shipping is FREE ON ALL ORDERS in the United States.

 

Enjoy the holidays and SHOP ON!

 

Jill

xoxo


Summer Beauty Products I use everyday. Give them a try for yourself. All at 25% off. June 05 2014, 0 Comments

The product prices listed are already discounted 25% off of regular prices for easy Summer beauty.

MAY PROMOTION May 16 2014, 0 Comments

I've made it easy to try my products and get 20% off your total order and FREE SHIPPING through May 31st, 2014.

Just enter code MAYDAYS at checkout.  

It's time for try that new product you've been looking and or stock up on your basics. FREE SHIPPING makes it an even better time!

 As always if you don't see something you like from my line thats not on the website yet, please email me in the CONTACT section. I am working on getting them all online.

Enjoy and Happy Shopping!

 

 


Makeup Trial Tips: Some info before you go for your trial. May 10 2014, 0 Comments

 It's wedding season here with the arrival of a well deserved and long awaited Spring in the Northeast. Brides are putting the finishing touches on their weddings.  One of the best parts of getting married and having a wedding  nowadays is how commonplace it is to have your makeup professionally done.  It's one of the few times that most women focus on themselves.  All eyes will be on the beautiful, blushing bride on the wedding day.  Your makeup needs to hold up for twelve hours or more, look fresh and real in person, and of course it has to photograph beautifully. In my nearly fifteen year career as a professional Makeup Artist, I've definitely learned a thing or two about making a Bridal Makeup trial go right. And I can recognize when and why it all goes downhill 

Here's whats on my mind after a marathon of trials I've been doing recently. You can call it food for thought.

When you go for a trial, whether it's with me or another artist, it's important to have realistic expectations for yourself. I usually ask a bride-to-be to bring a photo of makeup looks she likes. I like to see the pictures as a point of communication. It's not meant to be an instruction manual for me to duplicate because any photograph I am shown is an unreal image.  So much alteration goes into creating a magazine photo.  Besides the obvious of retouching and airbrushing, professional lighting and printing perfects an image to unreal proportions. Another obvious element is difference in coloring and bone structure of a model compared to a bride/ subject/ client in my chair.  It's so much more than the same hair and eye color. An image is one dimensional.  The face in front of me is three dimensional.  Bone structure, eye type and structure, skin tone, skin surface, skin type and one's own chemistry. It all needs to be taken into consideration in creating a beautiful face and the art of makeup. Some eye shapes simply don't look good with false lashes applied.  That's the truth and the way it is.  Sometimes its better to use several coats of mascara.  Just because it's very popular and looks great when it fits some models face or your friend's doesn't mean it will look good on you. 

It's similar to perfume. One perfume does not smell the same on everybody.  One lipstick that looks good on so and so will not look the same on you.  Be flexible and open to an Artist's advice.  I work with makeup, study formulas, test and practice and have worked on thousands of faces and I am still amazed at how radically different a color will look from the tube to when its on a face. These are the little facts and details that most women don't know and I guess one wouldn't know. A true professional artist knows these facts but very few share them.  It's so much easier to choose a few different face palettes or color looks and do the same look on rotation for clients.  Not for me. That's cheating a client out of a real experience and knowledge.  This is why my trials are two hours plus.  Any less time on a makeup trial you are getting a "fast food" version.  I am letting you know the truth.  Sometimes it's true that you pay for what you get when it comes  to makeup. Sometimes you are not. Know the difference!

 

The bottom line about trials to me is this: Let a Makeup Artist know what you're preferences are for your wedding day look but don't be locked into it.  When I do a makeup trial and I see what a client wants is just not working on her and I know its not looking good, I tell her and change it.  Sometimes I just adapt it according to what the makeup needs to be to bring out her beauty, photograph well and be long lasting. Most times she loves it. Other times and these are the times when I know that there was no "click" between us, is when she is disappointed that I didn't make her look just like Taylor Swift, or Brooklyn Decker, or Eva Langoria, or whoever is hot that month in the media.  It's impossible to do that unless I am working on Taylor Swift, Brooklyn Decker, etc.

Some advice to a bride:  Don't fall into a cookie cutter look that's currently on trend.  Think timeless, elegant, soft, seamless. Think customized makeup that makes you look like your best you've ever looked.  Less is more, too.  Most fiancé's will agree with me, too.

Until next time...

 

Yours in beauty,

 

Jill Harth

xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Do ROCKERS wear a little somethin' somethin' to look good, too? March 12 2014, 0 Comments

Do they or don't they?  Let's just say they are all my idea of MADE MEN.  

Watch for our new Grooming products for men called MADE MAN ™

 


JEWEL EYES ~ Aquamarine is the Birthstone for March March 08 2014, 0 Comments

Wear your lucky birthstone color this month on your eyes.  I started my Jewel Eyes Collection.  Here's how to wear the eye look for March babes.

Aquamarine is a very calming blue, reminiscent of the Carribbean sea.  I find that wearing my birthstone in jewelry gives me a feeling of having a lucky day and I have feel good vibes all day from it.  So why should it be just minerals and gemstones?

 

I say wear these colors on your eyes.  Here is how to really rock an Aqumarine Eye look for all you March beautiful women.

 Technique:

First start with clean eyes and a dab of Natural Eye Primer on each eye.  It keeps eyeshadow staying on longer and keeps the color pure.

Then swipe your Aquamarine shadow all across your eyelid.  Just sweep it from the inner eye up to the crease and outward.  

Smudge the color in with your finger or a brush to let it blend in and soften a little bit.

Next apply a thin line of Coal Powderliner Pencil along lash line. Concentrate on getting it as close to the roots of the lashes as possible.  

Next comes a nice coat of black mascara.  Set brows in place or fill in with the Browblender. 

 


LipToxy March 06 2014, 0 Comments

I call it March Madness.   Living in the northeast, my lips are always dry and kind of shriveled up, until I apply LipToyl Lip Sheers to my lips.  Instantly my lips look and feel larger, plumped up and moisturized and have a gorgeous sheer glisten.  I wear it over lipstick or just as a slick of gloss.  They never go on sale. Now's your chance to scoop them up and try all the colors.  Plus one of the ingredients is diamond dust, and diamonds are always a girls best friend. ~ Jill

FEEL THE LOVE this Valentine's Day with my BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Offer! PLUS FREE SHIPPING for orders over $25. February 08 2014, 0 Comments

Valentines Day has always been a favorite holiday of mine. It's always so much fun to try on a new color lipstick or Lip-gloss and see how it changes the look of your face.  The right color will light you up!

 

Take advantage of my BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE offer for Lipsticks and Lipglosses.  No code required.  Your order will automatically double the order of whichever your order.  You can even mix and match to try some new colors. 

OFFER expires February 28, 2014.  

I wish you all a loving and Happy Valentine's Day.

 

Jill 

xoxo

 


It's Bridal Trial Season January 20 2014, 0 Comments

Doing three different makeup trials this weekend has given me a great refresher on some advice for newly engaged brides. If you are engaged from the holidays and you are having a Spring, Summer or Fall wedding now is the time to step up or even start an effective skincare system if you haven't kept up.

It's a great start to make sure your skin is in the best shape it can be for your big Wedding Day. A few very effective products can take your skin from dull, dry, broken out to smooth, hydrated and clear.

I tell nearly every bride that they need to start or step up their exfoliating regime.  It make the skin so much smoother and will make your wedding day makeup go on smooth.  The better the skin, the closer the Airbrush Makeup will adhere to the skin making for a Flawless Face.   Micro Derm Scrub from my line of skincare  does the job safely and pleasantly.  The Micro beeds are the same as used in a full Microdermabrasion treatment.  Now with my product, you can give yourself a home Microdermabrasion treatment.  

 I suggest exfoliating your skin in the morning.

~If your facial skin is oily but not broken out, I recommend using it three times a week.

~ If you have combination skin, two to three times a week, depending on how sensitive your skin is. 

~ Very dry skin needs at least two times a week.  

The key is to be very gentle.  Go easy but concentrate on making a rotating motion all around your face.  Don't forget your neck.   Then follow up with a serum and/or a moisturizer.   Of course, I recommend my Vita Firm Serum and Hydrating Night Creme.  (I use the Hydrating Night creme in the daytime, too. Disregard, the "Night" part.

Even if you don't try my Micro Derm Scrub, please don't use an exfoliating using products with nuts and seeds.  They are too large and course and can scratch, redden and irritate your skin.  Some of the so called "top selling" products may be inexpensive and popular but they are not kind to skin.

 

Next steps coming in my next blog. 
Stay tuned!

Wishing you love, wishing you beauty

 

 

 


Exciting New Colors to Brighten Up Winter Days January 17 2014, 0 Comments

Just in time to beat the Winter blues.  Get one of my new Luxury Lip Glosses or soothing new Creme Eyeshadows, Gels and Serums.  

Need help deciding what what'll look best on you, let me help decide. Just ask!


Natural Beauty by Jill Harth January 14 2014, 0 Comments

I have been doing makeup for over thirteen years professionally now. I have learned so much and had some incredible experiences all over the world and, Oh,  the stories I could tell!  But I've recently been clued in to the buzz  that I'm right up there with the best Makeup Artists to create natural beauty  and natural looking makeup in New York.  I'm the Makeup Artist to go to when you want to look gorgeous and as though you aren't wearing makeup. I am glad you like my technique, touch and products. My skincare products and Jill Harth foundations are what set me a part from other artists and i keep track of all your colors and products favorites.  Thank you all for trusting me with your precious faces on the very special days of your lives. I appreciate the time it took to write a testimonial or a kind word about me, my products and services.  I've met so many fabulous accomplished, inspirational, gorgeous women and I look forward to meeting many more from all all over the world.  I'm continuing to Keep Calm and Rock on!

Cold Weather Beauty Tricks January 07 2014, 0 Comments

Here's a great new way to moisturize. I've been recently moisturizing and hydrating my skin with this new technique.  I got turned on to the natural moisturization of Coconut Oil.  I found it in my local market.  I keep it in the shower.  I cleanse my body with Dove soap. Its simple, non- irritating and non-drying.  After I rinse,  I add a big handful of coconut oil  (it gets more solid in the shower).   I massage it all over my body and let it soak in in the steamy water.  Then step into a towel and gently towel off.  Your skin will be soft and smooth all day and night.   It's all natural and very inexpensive.  It is unscented, too. Try it and let me know how it works for you.

Buy One, Get One Free Bonus Offers January 05 2014, 0 Comments

I am currently offering a FREE Bonus Eye Shadow to you if you buy one!  This offer is good through the end of January, 2014.  Take advantage to this perfect time to stock up and make your own color wheel of eyeshadows. Variety is indeed the spice of life!


Daily Beauty Tips & Tricks January 05 2014, 0 Comments

Here in the Northeast we are in the beginning of winter. I've come to welcome and enjoy January as my time to do a beauty reboot of sorts. I have more time to rest. Sleep is key in staying healthy and looking good.

 I have more time to spend taking care of and pampering my skin and hair.

Here's one beauty regime I've been using for YEARS. I started as teenager doing it.  I love how it makes my skin look and feel. It's soothing and gets my skin ultra-clean. 

Jill Harth DETOX HomeFacial

 

Boil a large pot of water.  Mix in 3 tablespoons of SWISS KRISS Herbal Laxative.I buy it at my health food store or a store like Whole Foods or Fairway.  Yes, this box of herbal mix is unbeatable in drawing out impurities from the pores. Turn off heat and let simmer for a couple of minutes.

Cover your head with a towel to form a tent.   Keep your head about 8-10 inches from the hot steam and let the steam touch your face for five to ten minutes. It should be warm but not burning your skin. 

After, wash your face and use a gentle exfoliant.  After your face will feel so much cleaner and clearer. Remember, don't pick your face.  Resist the urge and think of your finger tips as poison.  Picking can cause scarring and trust me, you don't want to do that. 

If you like masks, now is the time to apply one that suits you.  I don't have a facial masque in my line as of yet but what I like to use is a golden oldie. Who hasn't tried Queen Helene Swiss Julep Mask?  Its a classic green clay mask.  It dries in about twenty minutes and further draws out and loosens clogged pores.

 

Try it and let me know how it works for you.  

 


It's a New Year! The perfect time to stock up and start with fresh beauty products. Now you can get 20% off all products. Spend $75 or more and get FREE SHIPPING, too! December 31 2013, 0 Comments

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Do You Need a MAKE OVER or a MAKE UNDER? December 30 2013, 0 Comments

So many people mark the beginning of a new year with new resolutions to change something in their life.   Making a change in hair and makeup is the easiest way to change how you feel and how others perceive you.  The right makeup products and applications can:

*Make you Look 10-15 Years younger.

* Go from feeling invisible to feeling great!

* Help get you noticed at your job.  Its been proven the better you look, the more apt you are to make more money, get promoted, or get a raise.  

* Looking pulled together with hair and makeup gives you a more professional appearance.

* Even adding something as simple as the right lipstick color, or using a primer will enhance the way you look.  You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

One of the services I offer is designing your look by email.   Send me some photos of your usual look, and I will give you my recommendations of products that would give you the biggest bang for your buck.  Don't get stuck in a makeup rut.  The products I use and recommend are the best formulations  money can buy.  They are effective and very fairly priced, especially for the quality and customer service I offer you.

I even keep track of your photos and the products used, so it makes re-ordering very easy.

My email address is jillharth@jillharth.com

 

Here's to a Happy, Healthy and beautiful New Year!


HOLIDAY MUST HAVES! December 08 2013, 0 Comments

  Here's a MUST HAVE PARTY Cosmetic Bag. Perfect for holding  Jill Harth Plumping Gloss,      compact and blush for all your holiday glamour looks. Jill Harth Bronzing Shimmer DustJill Harth Natural Flush Highlighter Compact.  

 


Hello Ladies November 26 2013, 0 Comments

Woo hoo….Exciting new products coming on soon! They are being photographed no so check check back often for them.  I can't wait to share my newest and best new products. 

It's exciting times right now here in  NYC. The feeling of Christmas and the holidays is in the air. Don't forget my products make appreciated gifts. What woman doesn't love getting beauty products to try.  Just saying' ~ Jill

 


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